WELCOME TO THE BRIDGE

Thank you for joining us on The Bridge of our expedition ship where you can navigate your virtual SOI journey. This logbook will be updated regularly with a number of digital events, creative materials and engaging content. We look forward to learning, listening, creating and exploring with you. There is a lot on the horizon so get ready for the shared journey ahead. Remember – one hand for the ship!

An audio message from expedition leader Geoff Green

Landing Site: Torngat Mountains Base Camp & Research Station

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The Torngat Mountains National Park takes its name from the Inuktitut word Tongait, meaning place of spirits. The Base Camp and Research Station is located 200 km north of the northernmost Nunatsiavut community, Nain, and offers an array of cultural activities and support services including food, lodging and support for researchers, Parks Canada staff, and visitors to the magnificent 9,700 sq km park!

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LISTEN

Birds of Antarctica

Birds of Antarctica

Watch this live interview with Patagonian ornithologist, Santiago Imberti, to learn about Antarctica’s diverse species of birds including the...

CREATE

SOI Trivia Night

SOI Trivia Night

Test how much you know about Antarctica during our Trivia Night on Zoom, Wednesday, July 15th at 5:30PM EST. Hosted by two Antarctic alumni, Jasveen...

EXPLORE

Bridge

Noun/ ‘brij’ /
a: (nautical) : the forward part of a ship’s superstructure from which the ship is navigated
// come up to the Bridge, we’ve spotted Bowhead whales off Port side!
b: a time, place, or means of connection or transition
// building a bridge between cultures

What’s on Deck

In our next release we will be focusing on Climate Change! This threat to our planet is altering all life on Earth. Join us to learn about the impacts of climate change from leading scientists and the opportunities and importance of youth engagement at both a community and global level.

SOI Staff Pick

A high school experiential learning program, an unlikely trip to the Arctic and the power of song. Two Chicago youth set off on a life-changing journey.

Thanks to a collaboration between three experiential education organizations – Darkspark, Students On Ice and Embarc, Life Into Lyrics documents two inner-city students from Chicago on a powerful journey from the Arctic to Toronto, leading to a conversation with President Barack Obama and an EP – a testament to the power of art, education and investing in youth. Learn more here.

Alumni Making Waves

Hannah Tooktoo, SOI Arctic 2010 alum, spent two months cycling across Canada last summer to raise awareness of the high rate of suicide in Indigenous communities. Beginning in Victoria, B.C., she biked nearly 5,000km to Montreal, making several community stops along the way. Read more about her inspiring journey, reflections and powerful message here.

Recap & Briefing

Click on this box to be connected to a podcast! In this podcast, Kim Mathieu explores how being in nature can affect the way that we feel.

Recipes from the Galley

Did you know?

Did you know that mental health is just as important as our physical health? Taking care of our mental health is essential, but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start. There are many organizations that have already compiled lists of resources covering a wide variety of topics!

Check them out here.

The Bridge is made possible with support from the following organizations.